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History of the butterfly, Part 82: More on the Crops and Habits

Continuing the letter from Major Marston in Morse, 1822: “They return to their villages, in the month of April, and after putting their lodges in order, commence preparing the ground to receive the seed.  The number of acres cultivated by … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly Part 48: Zeb Grills Julien

Julien Dubuque might not have been pleased to see Zebulon Pike.  Dubuque had obtained permission from the Meskwaki to mine the lead, but he had also obtained permission from Spain, which had controlled the territory.  The territory was transferred to … Continue reading

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